Greeks Show Strong Support at the Rally for Rhyan
This past Saturday, February 13th, hundreds of Greek students headed to the Mizzou Arena in support of the Rally for Rhyan basketball game fundraiser. The Mizzou basketball team hosted the game in honor of Rhyan Loos, the daughter of assistant basketball coach Brad Loos.
In October of 2015, Rhyan Loos was diagnosed with Stage 4 bone cancer. In response to his diagnosis, Mizzou athletics and now Greek Life have joined together to help raise money and show support for this courageous little girl.
In line with the core Greek value of philanthropy, Greeks of all councils showed a tremendous amount of support for the game. In preparation for the game, many Greek chapters designed t-shirts, rented buses for transportation to and from the arena, and encouraged all of their members to attend. The student section was full of Greek students wearing their letters and cheering on the Mizzou Tigers basketball team. Both Panhellenic and Interfraternity Council Executive boards were also in attendance to check-in Greek students and give them spirit points for coming to the game. “It was amazing to see the Greek Community come together to participate in an event that has such an incredible cause,” said PHA Exec member Zoe Crowe-Barnes.
The Mizzou Tigers defeated the University of Tennessee in a 75-64 victory and the turnout for the game surpassed all expectations. The Greek Community is proud to take part in such an important event, and hopes to continue to work with and support Rhyan Loos and her family.